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A medically trained doctor who specialises in diagnosing and managing patients with genomic conditions through a combination of medical knowledge and a specialist understanding of molecular biology.

Use in clinical context

Clinical geneticists see patients with a clinical presentation (known as a phenotype) that suggests a genetic/genomic condition. They then work as a part of a multidisciplinary team alongside clinical scientists, genetic technologists, bioinformaticians and other medics and clinicians in order to find answers for patients and their families.

For more information about the role that clinical geneticists play, see our page about careers in genomics.

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Last updated on 16th November, 2021